LJP president and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan said, “The government has filed the plea. Whatever the Supreme Court will decide will be accepted. It had been the opinion of the LJP since the beginning that the entire country should accept the Supreme Court’s judgment (in the case).”
On Thursday, addressing the concluding session of the meeting, Joshi said an ordinary person like him was of the view that the country had moved forward rapidly with the construction of the Somnath temple in 1951.
Justice Lalit decided to recuse after senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan pointed out that the judge had appeared as a counsel for BJP leader Kalyan Singh, who was Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh when the Babri Masjid was demolished.
Justice Uday Lalit recused himself from the case after senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan pointed out that he had once appeared as a lawyer for former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh in a related matter.
The Centre on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court asking that it be allowed to had over the non-disputed land acquired around the disputed site to its original owners. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath welcomed the Centre's move.